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- Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America. The art of bullfighting is given the name tauromaquia. The bullfighters in a corrida gather in cuadrillas. The principal bullfighter, or matador, is assisted by peones. Their outfit, the traje de luces, consists of a tight silk jacket and trousers, decorated with embroidery and epaulettes, and a black, two-cornered hat known as a montera.